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Every once in a while this happens to me. I am so enthralled by a new book that I can't put it down. I find myself thinking about the characters as though they are, in fact, real people, who I just might encounter at the grocery store.

The only problem with that particualr scenario: they are teenagers and, well, they are vampires.

Seriously.

Have you read any of Stephenie Meyer's books? Starting with Twilight (yes, the one just made into a movie) I watched the trailer for the movie and actually got goosebumps. What if there is something wrong with me?



I'm in love with a series of books about teenage vampires. (Clearly I am not a teenager. Big shock!) I honestly can't get enough. It might be embarrassing if I wasn't so enraptured that I would rather read this series than do just about anything else. I have actually been guilty of trying to carry on conversations with my family while reading the books. I've given 'just a minute' a whole new meaning.

I can't say I wasn't warned. I had heard about the books and even had a few friends starting to talk about them, but thought: "Really???" and "I don't do vampires." Wrong. It was just 2 weeks ago when one girlfriend finally filled me in. She lent me the first book, Twilight, that day. Based on her warnings that once I started reading I would find myself lying about going to the bathroom just to keep reading, I held off for a few days. I started slowly. I promised myself I would only read at night before bed (just too much to do during the day!)

But, I can't help it. I'm addicted. I grabbed the second in the series off the store shelf 2 days ago for fear I would finish Twilight and not be able to get my next fix. I'm on page 424 of 563 of New Moon (and....31 pages were actually duplicated in my copy!! Imagine my horror to miss out on 31 whole pages because pages 249 to 280 appear twice - thereby eliminating pages 281 to 312.) I do, in fact, love vampires right now. I'm fascinated. I can't get enough.


I'm actually worried that I'm going to finish New Moon, tonight and not have the 3rd one in my hands yet. What will I do? I imagine I will be caught up in a swirl of detailed dreams involving vampires and now (gasp!) werewolves. And, an even bigger fear...what happens when I finish all the books in the series?

Clearly I can't expect Stephenie Meyer to write as fast as I read. Or can I? :)

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